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Mike Tenney
General Manager/ Head Coach
 

Mike is a native of Langhorne, Pa and has been in coaching for 14 years, the last 9 of which have been in Junior Hockey. Over the course of his coaching career Tenney has also been involved with the USA Hockey Festival program at the State, District and National levels. Coach Tenney has a career record at Tier III Jr. hockey of 157-139-25 (.528 win%) and has had over 60 players move to college and professional hockey.

Career Highlights:

  • Northeast Generals (NAHL) Associate GM/ Associate Head Coach
  • Maine Wild (NA3HL) Head Coach – 13/14 Coach of the Year
  • Islanders Hockey Club (EMPHL) Head Coach
  • Walpole Express (MJHL) Head Coach – 10/11 Francis Division Champions
  • Central Penn Panthers (MJHL) Assistant GM/ Assistant Coach – 08/09 Keegan Cup Champions/ National Runner-Up

 

Nick Diorio
U16 Head Coach & Recruiter

 

Nick played three seasons with the Jr. A Wolfpack starting in 2007 before going to the Springfield Pics for one season in 2010.  After a successful 4 years Junior hockey career Coach Diorio went onto play college hockey at Western New England University in the ECAC Northeast Div III athletic conference. In his 4 year career Nick became an important piece of the Golden Bears line up playing in 88 games over his four year college hockey career and was a big part of their PK special team unit.  The Newington, CT native skated off the ice for WNE being awarded All-Conference Academic Team for 3 of his 4 seasons   Nick will be joining the Hartford Jr Wolfpack coaching staff and will be the Asst Coach and recruiter for their U16 AYHL team.

 

Frank Butler
U16 Assist Coach

 

Butler was a four year member of the NCAA Division 3 men's ice hockey team at Nichols College. Throughout his college hockey career the goal scoring forward amassed 56 goals and 42 assists for a total of 98 points in 98 games played. The East Haven, CT native won 2 ECAC northeast conference championships along with 2 NCAA national tournament appearances. Butler was voted captain his senior year and received many other league honors and awards. Upon finishing up his 4 years at Nichols,  Butler was signed to a professional contract in the SPHL for the Fayetteville Fireantz for the duration of their playoffs. Butler will assist the Midget Tier 1 U16 team as well as skill development for the Junior Elite and Midget U16 teams.

 

 

Craig Millard
Associate Head Coach Lady Wolfpack

In 2012, Coach Millard played an integral role in recruiting and re-establishing the U16 program for the Junior Wolfpack organization.  He has also been the Assistant Coach for the U16 team for the past two seasons.   Today, there are a half a dozen athletes playing on the Junior B Team from the U16 Team that Coach Millard helped to recruit and coach.  Prior to the Junior Wolfpack, he spent 7 years in both Head  and Assistant coaching roles within the Whaler organization.  Whether it’s playing or coaching, Craig has been actively involved with hockey for over 30 years. At the youth level, he played hockey in both Massachusetts and in Upstate NY and Canada. Later in his career he played junior and high school hockey throughout the Southern NY, CT, MA, and NJ region.  Former ECAC Player of the Year in football, he graduated from Cortland State University where he played both Club hockey and D3 football. After college, Craig played hockey in the NY/Long Island area in the Industrial League for 2 seasons and was the Assistant Coach for a youth program alongside former NY Islander, Gerry Hart. Besides coaching hockey, Craig has been very active with sports in Connecticut, he was Assistant Coach for the 12u Connecticut Eliminators in 2009, he is a former Board Member and co-founder of the HK Youth Football League where he also served as Assistant Coach for 3 years. He is also an Assistant Coach for his daughter’s 10U Polar Bear hockey team.

Coaching hockey is Craig’s passion in life – “through sports- especially hockey, young men and women develop the necessary foundation for life – discipline and practice, self-development – both physically and mentally, teamwork, setting and achieving individual and team goals, learning how to compete and of course, knowing how to win and lose with character. Coaching the Jr Wolfpack U16 and the Lady Jr Wolfpack gives me the tremendous opportunity and responsibility to develop these athletes, one player at a time. My singular focus is preparing them for the next level of their hockey career- both on and off the ice.” Craig is Level IV USA Hockey coaching certified.

 

CJ Kenney
Head Coach Lady Wolfpack/Director of Player Personnel

CJ Kenney is joining the Jr. Lady Wolfpack after two seasons as Assistant Coach for the Girls' Varsity Ice Hockey Team at Kingswood-Oxford School alongside Coach John Hissick. The Wyverns competed vigilantly in the prestigious Founders League and the New England Prep School Athletic Conference, always maintaining a clear focus on player and program development. At the collegiate level, CJ was a member and captain of the UMass Amherst ACHA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Program, which boasted four ACHA National Championship Tournament appearances, including two trips to the semi final round. A career defenseman with experience at center during her senior year with the UMass Minutewomen, CJ has a passion for teaching the importance of thinking critically about the game and ensuring that holistic decision making and skill development are targeted focus areas for her players. CJ is also an alumna of the Charles River Girls Hockey Program in Brookline, MA.